[K12OSN] CentOS or Scientific Linux?

Joseph Bishay joseph.bishay at gmail.com
Tue Jan 3 20:08:54 UTC 2012

Good day,

A Happy New Year to everyone!

I would vote that perhaps Scientific Linux is a better match as their
mandate should theoretically be more in line with schools and other
educational institutions that CentOS.  I believe also there were a
number of political headaches with CentOS that may or may not have
been resolved and could cause problems again in the future.

I would also vote for NOT using Facebook but continuing with this
mailing list.  The ability to search is key and Facebook's search is
*horrible*.  I mostly subscribe to these lists in order to go back
later and search whenever a problem arises, and that has saved me
countless times.

Thank you

On Tue, Jan 3, 2012 at 2:43 PM, William Fragakis <william at fragakis.com> wrote:
> Happy New Year to all,
> 1. I'm somewhat indifferent about SL/Centos. At least, I was a couple of
> days ago before migrating a Centos5 box to SL6 (with all of our custom
> tweaks, etc.)
> SL isn't really 'late'. They have a pretty well defined alpha beta
> release schedule that they appear pretty consistent on. SL 6.2 should be
> out in a few weeks pretty much on their regular schedule. I think it's
> great that C6.2 is out but it's a single data point. My affection for
> CentOS is a bit diminished after (iirc) the 5.6, 6.0 delays. Those
> delays were significant enough to span a number of alternative projects
> based on TUV.  At this point, I'd rather wait to see if CentOS can
> consistently generate new releases on a timely basis.  I don't think
> waiting a couple of weeks to accomodate SLs schedule is as big a deal as
> the inconsistency CentOS has had the last couple of years. (Not a knock
> on anyone's individual efforts. I recognize and appreciate the time and
> commitment made by those in each project.)
> 2. Not a big fan of using Facebook for this purpose. I'm a big proponent
> of owning your own information and content. There's a real value in
> having searchable archives having looked a lot of old stuff up the last
> couple of days.
> Regards,
> William
> On Mon, 2012-01-02 at 12:00 -0500, k12osn-request at redhat.com wrote:
>> Message: 1
>> Date: Sun, 01 Jan 2012 12:37:01 -1000
>> From: "Warren Togami Jr." <warren at togami.com>
>> To: "Support list for open source software in schools."
>>         <k12osn at redhat.com>
>> Subject: [K12OSN] CentOS or Scientific Linux?
>> Message-ID: <4F00E00D.5000307 at togami.com>
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>> Hey folks,
>> Currently K12Linux is based on SL6.1 because CentOS has been very bad
>> at
>> keeping up with updates in the past year. But then recently CentOS
>> surprised everyone by releasing 6.2 very rapidly after RHEL 6.2. SL
>> 6.2
>> is slightly behind. You folks think we should we keep K12Linux with
>> SL,
>> or move to CentOS 6.2?
>> https://www.facebook.com/k12linux.org
>> BTW, I really hope people can move discussion to the K12Linux
>> Facebook
>> group.  I can more easily read and respond to stuff there than this
>> mailing list.
>> Warren
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